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ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. WHILE EFFORTS WERE MADE TO VERIFY THE COMPLETENESS AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED, IT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. IN ADDITION, THIS INFORMATION IS BASED ON CURRENT GENERALLY AVAILABLE INFORMATION WHICH IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. DOUGLAS J. KORTE AND/OR KORTE CONSULTING ASSOCIATES SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, OR OTHERWISE RELATED TO, INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION. NOTHING CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE IS INTENDED TO, NOR SHALL HAVE THE EFFECT OF, CREATING ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, OR ALTERING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ANY AGREEMENT OR LICENSE GOVERNING THE USE OF ANY REFERENCED PRODUCTS AND/OR SOFTWARE.
Trademark Notices: Douglas J. Korte (“DJK”) owns the copyright in the pages and in the screens displaying the pages and in the information, names, images, pictures, recordings, logos, icons, products, programs, documents and materials (collectively “Information”) therein and in their arrangement. KCA, Korte | Consulting | Associates, and the KCA logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Douglas J. Korte in the United States, other countries, or both. If these and other trademarked terms are marked on their first occurrence in this information with a trademark symbol (® or ™), these symbols indicate U.S. registered or common law trademarks owned by Douglas J. Korte at the time this information was published. Such trademarks may also be registered or common law trademarks in other countries.
Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
Who we are: Our website address is: http://douglaskorte.com.
Information Collection and Use: We collect information about you in a range of forms, including personal data. Personal data includes any information that, either alone or in combination with other information held about you, identifies you as an individual, including, for example, your name, postal address, email address and telephone number. We collect and use your personal data to:
- provide relevant, personalized, targeted news and information;
- help target advertising messages, including in our email newsletters and other communications, so that we are able to continue providing our content to you at no cost;
- operate, maintain, and improve our Services;
- enable our customer service professionals to respond to your questions, concerns and feedback;
- manage your subscriptions to our Services, including communicating with you about your subscriptions; and
- send information, including technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages.
Information You Provide Us: We may collect personal data, such as name, email address, postal address, ZIP code and country, from contact forms and each subscriber to our Services. Personal data can be used to identify or contact you directly. We also collect the name of your company, job title, level in organization, job function, company type, company revenue and number of company employees. We typically collect this information directly when you complete registration forms or when you provide other information through our Website or via email. When we collect this information directly, we let you know if providing the information is optional or if it is required to provide our Services (for example, we must have your email address to provide you with our email newsletter Services).
Information Automatically Collected: We may automatically log information about you and your computer or mobile device when you use our Services, including visiting our Website, using one of our Apps, and reading our email newsletters.
Media: If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Cookies: If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Links to Other Websites: As a convenience, we may provide links to non-DJK websites solely to direct you to information on topics that may be useful to you. DJK has no control over the content on such non-DJK websites, and DJK is not responsible for the content of such linked websites or any link contained in a linked site or any changes or updates to such sites. Links to non-DJK websites do not imply DJK’s endorsement of or responsibility for the opinions, ideas, products, information or services offered at such websites. DJK disclaims responsibility for the privacy policies and customer information practices of such third party websites linked to its website. Your use of linked websites is at your own risk.
How long we retain your data: If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data: If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. If we are required by law – we will disclose information about you in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
How we protect your data: Our hosting service is SiteGroud who offers some of the most reliable security available. This includes:
- Site isolation ensures that your site is not negatively impacted if there’s a security breach of one of the other sites on your server.
- All servers support HTTP/2 technology, which is the most secure option available.
- All clients get the benefit of their web application firewall (WAF), which protects against security breaches and is updated regularly.
- Proactive patches are sent to all clients when new threats emerge.
- They also run regular virus and malware scans and sends reports to notify sites of results.
- Use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software to encrypt the information you enter in order to protect its security during transmission to and from our Site.
- When storing information, we protect its security by encryption and pseudonymization of critical data.
- Physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of personally identifiable customer information.
SiteGround security info can be found at the following URL: https://www.siteground.com/privacy.htm?scid=4
Although we take all these measures to maintain the safety and security of your personal information, please note that no transmission over the Internet can ever be guaranteed to be secure. Consequently, please note that we cannot fully guarantee the security of any personal information that you transfer over the Internet to us.
International transfers: We host, store or otherwise handle your personal information within the borders of the USA and European Economic Area (EEA) .
We will make sure that any transfers of your personal information from one country to another comply with thе data protection and privacy laws that apply.
European data protection laws, in particular, include specific rules on transferring personal information outside the EEA.
When transferring personal information outside the USA to EEA, we will include the standard data protection clauses approved by the European Commission under Article 46.2 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into our contract with the EEA-based SiteGround group company or other Partners.
You can find out further information about the rules on data transfers outside the USA, including the mechanisms that we rely upon, on the European Commission website here.
If we make material changes to this Policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice via our Site, at least fifteen (15) days before the changes take effect.